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F1 managing director Ross Brawn is enjoying the sunshine on the grid, and he’s excited for this grand prix. “Ferrari have come back again here – [their form] is circuit dependent I think, because I understand there’s no great change to cars. It doesn’t look like Mercedes had a great qualifying but what’s great is we don’t know who’s going to win.”
Sky Sports’ F1 team are depleted today. Martin Brundle is in Belgium I hear while Paul di Resta has stepped up to replace the unwell Felipe Massa for Williams. Quite a switch from commentary box to cockpit. In Brundle’s stead, Ted Kravitz will take on The Grid Walk.
1 Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari) 2 Kimi Raikkonen (Ferrari)
3 Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes) 4 Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
5 Max Verstappen (Red Bull) 6 Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull)
7 Fernando Alonso (McLaren) 8 Stoffel Vandoorne (McLaren)
9 Carlos Sainz Jnr (Toro Rosso) 10 Jolyon Palmer (Renault)
11 Esteban Ocon (Force India) 12 Nico Hulkenberg (Renault)
13 Sergio Perez (Force India) 14 Romain Grosjean (Haas)
15 Kevin Magnussen (Haas) 16 Daniil Kvyat (Toro Rosso)
17 Lance Stroll (Williams) 18 Pascal Wehrlein (Sauber)
19 Paul di Resta (Williams) 20 Marcus Ericsson (Sauber)
After his dominance of Silverstone, Saturday was supposed to be the moment Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of 68 poles, which had stood untouched for 11 years. Instead, those expecting Hamilton to drive off into the distance with the championship got a surprise – and a welcome one for fans of a title dust up.
Ferrari were much too quick for Mercedes around the Hungaroring, where Sebastian Vettel qualified on pole for today’s race alongside his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen second. “The car was phenomenal and when I saw it was two reds up front I let out a big scream,” said Vettel after qualifying. “It’s only Saturday of course and the big challenge comes tomorrow, but after all the talk after the last race [that Ferrari were finished] it was good to give the answer on the track.” If Hamilton is to claim a sixth win at one of his favourite circuits, and protect his one-point lead at the top of the drivers’ championship, he will have to do it the hard way.
Source: Formula 1